A progressive company for an evolving market
Over a period of 25 years the Thermacut Group has undergone a multitude of changes. Thermacut (originally Tatras Imports Inc.) was incorporated in Claremont, New Hampshire in 1990 and sold under the brand ZAP Plasmatherm, a reseller of plasma consumables from local vendors directly to end-users. The company began operating with three employees, conducting business through telephone sales. In 1992, the company opened a small manufacturing facility and a sales office in the Czech Republic in 1996 to produce and sell plasma consumables and torches directly into the Eastern European market and through distributors in Western Europe under the brand name Thermacut utilizing both inside and outside sales representatives. And in 1993 the Thermacut brand was introduced into North America and sold through distributors.
In January of 1999 STK Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik GmbH (a holding company 100% owned by the IBG Group of Cologne Germany) purchased 80% of the shares of Thermacut and in 2002 completed the acquisition to become the 100% shareholder of the Thermacut Group.
Since those early and humble beginnings, Thermacut has evolved into a major force in providing plasma torches and consumables through multiple sales channels supported by fourteen sales subsidiaries and with a close partnership with Abicor-Binzel (an IBG owned company) with locations in India, the Middle East, Turkey, Belarus, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Australia. Based on customer demand Thermacut has also introduced TIG/WIG, MIG/MAG and Oxy-fuel products and produces those products at its modern ISO 9001 production facility located in Uherske Hradiste of the Czech Republic.
The Thermacut Group has focused its efforts in providing high quality direct replacement consumable and torch product lines that will meet or exceed the expectations of our valued customers, cutting and welding metals thermally throughout the world. But as our customer base expanded, their expectations and demands also increased, where in 2005 Thermacut expanded its product portfolio with the addition of advanced consumables, which have included products such as the Silver Plus™, Silver Pro™ and SilverEX-® electrodes, plus the patented TungstenEX-™ nozzles. At that time to signify our advanced products offerings we also updated our corporate image, introducing a new logo, a new orange and black color scheme, and a new slogan: “Advanced Consumables” and a mission to be the Providers of Advanced Cutting and Welding Consumables Worldwide.
By 2013, the Thermacut Group continued to expand and evolve in the thermal cutting and welding marketplace. In December of 2012 the Thermacut Group concluded the purchase of the HOLMA® AG, a producer of premium quality laser consumables, which enhances our customer’s ongoing requests for a high quality laser consumable brand and a further expansion of Thermacut’s plasma cutting and oxy-fuel consumable product portfolio.
In September 2013 at the SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN Exposition, the Thermacut Group evolved once again with the introduction of a line of plasma cutting systems for both manual and mechanized plasma processes up to 65 mm thickness. The initial introduction will feature a 105 amp system. Thermacut also had the 65 and 85 amp systems on display.
During 2015 the line of plasma systems will be rolled out on a planned basis, which will range from 30 amps to 125 amps. This change will mark a major commitment to our valued customers throughout the world and thrust Thermacut into the ranks of a full line plasma OEM.
Recognizing this continuing evolution is important, so the Thermacut Group has updated its logo, change its’ slogan to “The Cutting Company” and further its mission by becoming a “Global Provider of Thermal Cutting Technology”.